The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) is a resource for prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students seeking scholarship funding. The primary task of the Office of Financial Aid is to administer university-wide merit-based scholarships. In addition, we serve as a clearinghouse for scholarships awarded by academic departments and outside agencies. Our goal is to support the University’s mission of recruiting and retaining high-achieving students who help to enrich and diversify the academic environment of The Fort Valley State University. Unless noted, the scholarships listed are awarded for the fall semester and assume students will be in residence for a full academic year after the scholarship is awarded.

The Fort Valley State University has several scholarships that have been made available through the generous donations of alumni and friends of the University. The scholarships listed are available for incoming freshmen who plan to attend Fort Valley State University. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline. Scholarships are then awarded based upon merit and available funding. Scholarship eligibility, criteria, and amounts may change at any time without prior notice.

We are proud to award students who have achieved academic excellence. We hope that students will progressively grow and succeed in both their personal and academic endeavors while at The Fort Valley State University.

Foundation Scholarships

46 Years Scholarship Fund for Dr. Anna Holloway

The program of study varies; the award is based upon fund availability. To qualify student must demonstrate financial need. Contact the Foundation Office (478) 825-6474. The recipient shall be selected in conjunction with Dr. Anna Holloway.

Agriculture Alumni Scholarship

Student must be an Agriculture major, an incoming freshman, and possess a minimum grade point average of “B”. The amount of the scholarship will vary.

Agriculture Economics Scholarship Fund

This award is given to an African American, junior or senior Agriculture Economic major. Interested candidates must submit a Description of Career Objectives and two Letters of Recommendation. Recipient will receive $100 per semester for three semesters. Contact: Luther Jones @ (706) 769-4707.

Agriculture, Family Science, and Technology Scholarship

The amount of $500 is awarded to   the student whose program of study is Agriculture Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Veterinary Science Technology or Electronic Engineering.   Student is preferred to have a 3.0 GPA. Hardships will be considered following faculty/advisor review and recommendation by the Department Chairman.   To receive award, student must be in good academic standing with the University. Contact: Mark Latimore (229) 928-0754

Anne R. Gayles-Felton Scholarship

Anne Richardson Gayles Felton established this award in memory of her late husband Ambrose Monroe Felton. This scholarship is awarded annually, based upon fund availability, to a senior student who is a U.S. citizen majoring in business or social science, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student must show a commitment to ethical standards and moral conduct. Preference is given to a student who is a resident of Marshallville, Georgia. Contact: Anne R. Gayles-Felton (850) 576-5229.

Archie Muckle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a FVSU student in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must write an essay of 1500 words explaining how he or she plans to make a difference in their community and the world at large. The amount is based on availability of funds.Art Scholarship Fund

Student must be a commercial design or art major. Amount of award is based upon fund availability. Contact: Bobby Dickey (dickeyb@fvsu.edu).

Arthur & Bernice Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded, based on fund availability, to any full time student that meets all the requirements of the University. (Need Based). Contact: Arthur Johnson (229) 439-9852.

Arthur Willis Sr. Scholarship Fund

This award of $500 is given to an incoming freshman Agriculture major. Student must have a GPA of 2.5; SAT Score of 750; and will be required to learn the history of the scholarship as provided by the school of Agriculture. Contact: Arthur Willis (478) 235-0301.

Band and Music Scholarships

The University awards scholarships to selected members of the FVSU Marching Band. Music scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to music students of superior ability. This scholarship program is administered by the Band Director and the Coordinator of the Music Department.

Business Administration and Economics Scholarship

Student must major in an area of Business. The award is based upon fund availability. The recipient is selected by the Department of Business and Economics. Contact: Department of Business and Economics (478) 825-6270.

Cargill Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior Agriculture Economics, Business, Animal Science, or Agronomy major. Student must have established a higher than average GPA, top 50% of their class, must have demonstrated evidence of leadership by participation in extracurricular activities, majoring in one of the designated academic disciplines, and must be black or female. The amount given will vary.

Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a First-time freshman who is a declared Business Administration and Economic major and must maintain at least 12 hours per semester. Student must be photographed for related public relations announcements, and agree to Academic Success Center tracking. The amount of scholarship will vary.

Concert Choir Scholarship Fund

This award is given to Music or Choir Majors and is based upon fund availability. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to music students of superior ability. Contact: Bobby Dickey: dickeyb@fvsu.edu

Curtis L. Atkinson Scholarship

This scholarship is based on both, merit and financial need. Student must be a Georgia resident with a major in Political Science, have a GPA of 3.0, and maintain full-time enrollment; must demonstrate leadership skills and community service, exhibit high ethical and moral standards; and write an essay. The recipient of this scholarship shall be selected by a Committee appointed by Chair of the Department under which the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science falls along with a representative from the FVSU Foundation and a representative from the donor’s family.

D.C. Walden Book Scholarship

A faculty members in the Agriculture Department will choose the recipient of this scholarship by using grade reports from the Registrar’s Office. Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 and above with a minimal course load of 17 hours; and must be an Agriculture Economic major. The amount of the scholarship will vary.

Dean Johnnie Early Book Award

A book award of $300 is given to a Pre-Pharmacy Major. It is preferred that student be a resident of Bibb, Gray, Randolph, or Fulton County with a 3.0 GPA. Contact: Johnnie L. Earl, johnnie.early@buckeye-express.com.

Diplomats Inc. Dr. Gene Ingram Scholarship Fund

This scholarship recipient must possess a minimum GPA of 2.7 and be a Peach County or Taylor County High School graduate. Priority will be given to an Incoming Freshmen, followed by a senior, and lastly all other graduates. The amount awarded will vary.

Dr. Mark Nelson Agricultural Scholarship

This scholarship is based upon fund availability.   Student must be an African American junior or senior Ag Economics major with a minimal GPA of 3.0. To qualify student must submit the scholarship application, provide a description of their career objectives, and two (2) letters of recommendation. Decision to be made by Mrs. Leticia Jones, her husband, Dr. Mack Nelson, and a member of the Agriculture Department.

The Eugene R. “Bruiser” Jones, Sr. Scholarship Endowment

The student receiving this scholarship must demonstrate minimally an overall high school senior grade point average of 2.8 or its equivalent for college freshmen enrollment; must maintain full-time enrollment; and must exhibit high ethical and moral standards. The scholarship will be awarded as long as the student maintains the above requirements. The amount of the scholarship will vary.

FAVOR

This award will be given to a first generation college student, with a demonstrated record of community service; must submit a letter from the non-profit organization as a sign of proof. Must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 after the first year of college and must be in rising sophomore status at FVSU. Scholarship must be based on Financial or Economic need and requires three letters of recommendation from the student’s current teachers. Student must write an essay on “How will I Give Back?” The amount to be awarded is $1,000.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Based on available funds, a scholarship is awarded to a Fine Arts Major. Contact Bobby Dickey dickeyb@fvsu.edu.

The Fort Valley Alumni Award

The Alumni Association of Fort Valley State University makes an annual award to that member of the Senior Class who, in the judgment of the faculty, is considered the best all-around student.

Fort Valley Chapter of The Links, Inc.

This Book Scholarship Award is: (1) intended to undergird the scholastic preparedness of merit or need-based students enrolled at Fort Valley State University; (2) awarded to an enrolled student who is: a) a first-semester freshman, or b) an upper classman; (3) awarded to an enrolled Fort Valley State University student who is from one of the following counties: Peach, Houston, Macon, Crawford or Taylor-on an annual rolling basis, in secession – beginning with Peach County in 2013; and (4) for a thousand dollars ($1,000), funded from the Fort Valley Chapter of The Links, Inc. Services to Youth facet area.

FVSU Athens Area Alumni Chapter

This award is in the amount of $500 per county for seven counties in which the chapter serves. Student must be a resident of Clark, Madison, Jackson, Barrow, Oconee, Oglethorpe, or Walton County. Contact: Asa T. Boynton (706) 549-7353.

FVSU Augusta Area Alumni Chapter

Based upon funds availability, this award is given to a student who resides and attends high school in Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, Warren, or McDuffie counties.   An Application form must be typewritten or legibly handwritten in blue or black ink, additional pages may be attached if necessary.   Student must attach a 250 word essay which describes why they chose Fort Valley State University and what he/she hopes to accomplish after degree is received.

FVSU Capital Area Chapter Textbook Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support to academically talented sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Valley State University. It provides the successful applicant an award of $1,000 for textbook purchases from the FVSU campus bookstore and maybe renewed annually provided the recipient meets the eligibility requirements. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time FVSU student for the current academic year; be a returning student with a minimum of 30 credit hours completed as a FVSU freshman; have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA; be a resident of Georgia; reside on campus; and be a U.S. citizen. Student must also demonstrate financial need. This scholarship may be renewed annually if funding permits and the recipients meets the following requirements: (1) Enrolled as a full time FVSU student for consecutive academic terms (Fall and Spring Semesters); (2) Successfully completes minimum credit hours required for advancing to next classification level; and (3) maintain a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average. To apply, applicant should submit the following: A completed scholarship application (included application letter); Statement of career goals and detailed explanation of financial need (one page in length); Proof of current Student Enrollment; Letter of Recommendation; and an Official Transcripts (Freshman term grades and credits).

FVSU Columbus Alumni Chapter

To qualify, student must be a resident of Ft. Benning, Cusseta, Harris County, Phoenix City (Alabama), and Russell County (Alabama) Contact: Saundra Ellison (saundraellison1@bellsouth.net). This award is based on availability of funds. 

FVSU Detroit Alumni Chapter

This scholarship is awarded towards tuition or books and is based on availability of funds. Only one scholarship may be permitted per acceptance letter into FVSU. To qualify students must submit transcript with a GPA of 2.5 and three letters of recommendations, and a list of all other scholarships. Student must have provided community service.   Contact: Magalene Hester (313) 259-0040.

FVSU Family First Scholarship

This scholarship will be utilized to provide financial assistance for incoming and current FVSU students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 GPA. This scholarship is based upon fund availability.

FVSU Washington D.C. Chapter

Student applying for this award must be a non-scholarship student. Criteria for this scholarship consist of a GPA of 3.0 or higher and proof of financial need.   Also, student must be a resident of the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area (including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.) This award is based on availability of funds. Contact: Verna Muckle (703) 569-3722.

FVSU West Georgia Alumni Chapter

Student must be a resident of Troup, Carroll, Coweta, Meriwether, Talbot, or Harris County. Award is based on availability of funds. Contact: Jackie L. Baugh (jbaugh@charter.net).

FVSU Class of 1970 Sustaining Scholarship

The Fort Valley State University Class of 1970 Sustaining Scholarship Fund is designed to support deserving students of academic excellence. Each year four scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000. To qualify the student must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior with a GPA or 2.6 or above. Applicant must include three letters of recommendation from campus sources (i.e. advisor (s), instructor(s), or department head ONLY) in the major of study; submit an essay relative to his/her career aspirations and need for financial assistance. The essay should include any community service as a college citizen and participation in campus activities, etc.; Student must also complete an oral interview with the Class of 1970 Scholarship Committee. Application deadline – Friday, March 3, 2017. For details contact: Rhonda R. Dennard at dennardred@icloud.com or Ed Boston at bostone@fvsu.edu.

Genevieve Knight Mathematical Science Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to an African-American senior female student majoring in mathematics and holding a minimum GPA of 3.70. The recipient must be accepted as a graduate student and demonstrate the intent of pursuing a doctorate in mathematical sciences with the goal of become a teaching professor. The scholarship is named after the FVSU alumnae and donor who followed the same career path.

Gold Kist Scholarship

The amount of $250 is awarded in alternating years to a Business/ Agriculture major (resident of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina or North Carolina). The recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee with approval of the Head of Business or Dean of College of Agriculture. 

Greg Lloyd Scholarship

This scholarship of $5,000 annually is awarded to a student whose program of study is Electrical Engineering. Prospective student must play the position of Linebacker and have a GPA of 2.87. The scholarship is also open to a Peach County High graduate with a 3.0 GPA, if he plans to try out for the FVSU football team. Applicant is required to submit an application and two letters of recommendation. Contact Greg Lloyd (770) 719-0238.

GZ Alpha Alumni Club

Full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 may apply.

Hawkins-Lomax-Varner Scholarship

An award of $500, once per year, is given to the student whose program of study is Health and Physical Education. To qualify student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and submit three letters of recommendation. Contact Samford Hillsman (229) 395-0457

 Hazel and Dave Daughtry Memorial Scholarship

This award of $1,000 is given to a student whose major is Teacher Education. A Daughtry family member should be FIRST choice to receive financial assistance from these funds if an application is submitted.   To qualify the student must maintain at least a 2.8 scholastic average throughout the four years; and also possess high moral and ethical behavior. These monies may be used for GAP funds to support need based students majoring in the field of education. Recipient shall be selected by Inez D. Brewton in conjunction with the FVSU Foundation. Contact: Inez D. Brewton (478)-825-7150.

The Hunt-Bond-Troup Scholarship

The Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association annually awards several scholarships to entering freshmen who have proven themselves to be academically superior as determined by their high school GPA and SAT score.

James H. Hill, Jr. Book Scholarship

This scholarship will provide a credit of $500 each year at the FVSU Bookstore for textbooks and supplies. The scholarship will be a need-based award going to a student in the College of Agriculture who expresses an interest in the area of sustainable agriculture. The College of Agriculture will present three names from which the award winner will be chosen. The final choice will be made in consultation between the Extension Director at FVSU and the Director of SSARE (UGA).

Malcolm Toure Memorial Fund

An award of $500 is given to a junior or senior student who has a co-op with Robins Air Force Base. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Contact: Itihari Toure (404) 508-5915.

Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation Scholarship

This scholarships will provide two scholarships of $1,500 to two different students. One student should receive a general scholarship and the second student shall be a physically-challenged/mobility-impaired or re-entry. If the requirements for the second student cannot be met, a second general scholarship may be awarded. The student must possess and maintain a passing GPA throughout the duration of the scholarship.

New Hope Baptist Church-Perry Scholarship

The Church will select a student from its service area, students who are New Hope’s members will be given priority. FVSU may recommend a potential student from Perry or Houston County. The selected student must have a 2.5 high school GPA. Contact Dennis Harden (478) 987-0501; recipient will be selected by New Hope Baptist Church-Perry.

New Hope International Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must maintain full time enrollment and be a member of New Hope International Baptist Church

Oris Bryant, Jr. Band Scholarship

This scholarship of $500 per semester is given in memory of Oris W. Bryant Jr., a 1975 graduate of Fort Valley State College. Student must be a current member of the FVSU Marching Band with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Pinkie Ross Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a male student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The student must be currently enrolled at Fort Vallely State University and be in their junior year of studies. The amount will vary.

SGA Scholarship

The student receiving this award must show academic excellence and student leadership involvement. Attention will be given to the student that demonstrates campus and community involvement.   Contact: Wallace Keese, keesew@fvsu.edu. Recipient is selected by the FVSU Department of Campus Life.

St. Benedict the Moor Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a student who is a sophomore and majoring in one of the following areas: Business Education, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Pre-Med, Dentistry, Science, or Social Sciences.

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Scholarship

Accepting applications of full-time students with a GPA of 3.0. Amount of scholarship will vary. 

Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

The Tom Joyner Foundation financially supports deserving students attending HBCU College. Full-time undergraduate or graduate student may apply. Scholarship awards amounts vary and are based on need.

Travis Rontez Hudson Scholarship

An award of $500 is given to a freshman or continuing student who is a member of Macedonia Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Contact Lorenzo L. Harris (478) 254-2928. Recipient shall be selected by Lorenzo L. Harris.

Ulysses & Annamozel Byas Teacher Education Award Scholarship

The student selected for this award must be an Education major and a Georgia resident. To qualify student must demonstrate financial need; have a 2.5 cumulative GPA; and be enrolled fulltime. The award is based upon fund availability. Contact LaVerne D. Byas-Smith.

Upsilon Sigma Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for the entering freshmen male students who has at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must provide a bio and photo; three Letters of Recommendation; a one page, double spaced, personal statement detailing their future goals and how this scholarship will help them attain their goals. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to community service and show what service projects they have participated in during their high school years. Applicants must enroll fulltime at FVSU. Applicants receiving 9-11 GI Bill VA benefits, or otherwise receiving a full scholarship are disqualified.

Urological Health Center Scholarship

This award is given based on the availability of funds. To qualify the recipient must be an undergraduate student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, based on

4.0 scale on all bachelor degree classwork; and a resident of Georgia. Previous scholarship recipient may reapply; however, each is limited to a maximum of 2 scholarship awards per year. Contact Angela Fussell (229) 224-0366.

Vivian Hatcher Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship award of $500 is to assist a rising junior or senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in pursuing a career in elementary education. The applicants must be nominated by faculty members, and must prepare a letter of interest explaining career goals and rationale for majoring in elementary education; should also demonstrate an excellent work ethic, display excellent communication skills, possess leadership characteristics and in good academic standing. Students applying must hold a 3.0 GPA

Willie and Cora Billingslea Academic Opportunity Scholarship Award

General scholarships and scholarships for students from Dooley County, Georgia, for first-time freshmen or continuing students demonstrating a financial hardship as a result of academic and/or personal adversity. All other forms of financial aid must be applied prior to award of the Willie and Cora Billingslea Academic Opportunity Scholar-ship, with priority given to students who have no other financial options after federal, state, other grants and loans have been applied.

Yvonne B. Oliver Scholarship

This Scholarship of $500 will be awarded in alternating years to a major in the Agriculture and/or Business departments during the SPRING semester. The recipient must be a junior or senior student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Financial need may be considered as long as the student has the required minimum GPA. Student must write a one page letter of application that includes career goals. Two letters of application must accompany the letter of application. One of the letters must be from a college professor who has taught the student during the current or preceding year.

Dear Scholarship Participants,

Thank you for choosing Fort Valley State University as your Top Choice University to continue your educational goals!

To receive scholarship consideration, review the list of scholarships, select the one/s that you would like to apply for and complete the attached scholarship application for each scholarship.   To be considered, submit the required supporting documents by May 15, 2016.  You must complete a separate application for each scholarship for which you are applying, and submit the requested criteria (i.e. letters of reference, essay, etc.).

For consideration of need-based scholarships, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) as soon after January 1 as possible and list Fort Valley State University as the school to receive your information. Fort Valley State University’s Title IV School Code is 001566.

The FASFA form is available on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarships are awarded based upon merit and available funding. Scholarship eligibility, criteria, and amounts may change at any time without prior notice.

For additional information regarding the Georgia HOPE scholarship or other financial aid matters, please consult the Fort Valley State University Office of Financial Aid at 478-825-6363.

You should submit the scholarship application and materials to:

Office of the Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Management

Fort Valley State University

1005 State University Dr.

328 Troup Building

Fort Valley, GA 31030

If further information is needed, you may contact me at 478-825-6291.

Sincerely,

Stevie L. Lawrence II

Interim Vice President for Student Success and

Enrollment Management

*** A separate Scholarship Application must be completed for each scholarship for which you are applying. Therefore, you may duplicate this application.  TO BE CONSIDERED YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED CRITERIA WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

  • Demographic Information

  • Academic Information

  • General Information

NEW STUDENTS, YOU MUST BE OFFICALLY ADMITTED TO FVSU BEFORE A SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE AWARDED. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (478) 825-6520 to check your admissions status.

Have you completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year?      Yes    No

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FAFSA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AT FVSU.

Deadline to complete and submit the FAFSA is April 15th

CERTIFICATION: I understand that the information I have provided on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the information about me on this application will be used to evaluate my eligibility for a FVSU Foundation scholarship and I authorize the Admissions Office to release information to the Scholarship Committee. If selected for a scholarship, I authorize FVSU to use my biographical information in publicity related materials. I further agree that I will notify the Scholarship Committee of any changes which would affect my eligibility to receive or maintain this scholarship.


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